(Fast Track Music Instruction). The Fast Track songbooks are designed to let students jam with their friends learning other instruments in the series, so all the books have the same songs and are compatible. Each book includes access to online play-along audio in case a player doesn't have their own band available! The Level 1 songbooks feature 8 classic songs, including: Brown Eyed Girl * Great Balls of Fire * I Want to Hold Your Hand * Oh, Pretty Woman * Wild Thing * Wonderful Tonight * You Really Got Me * Your Song.
(Drum Play-Along). Play your favorite songs quickly and easily with the Drum Play-Along Series . Just follow the drum notation, listen to the CD to hear how the drums should sound, then play along using the separate backing tracks. The lyrics are also included for quick reference. The audio CD is playable on any CD player, and also enhanced so PC & Mac users can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing the pitch! Includes 8 great Nirvana anthems: About a Girl * All Apologies * Come as You Are * Dumb * Heart Shaped Box * In Bloom * Lithium * Smells like Teen Spirit.
(Musicians Institute Press). A "one-on-one" lesson with MI instructor Ed Roscetti, this book/CD pack teaches the feel, grooves, fills and styles you need to know for funk and hip-hop drumming. Includes lessons on: feeling the downbeats; syncopated backbeats; in between straight and swing; feeling the upbeats; three ways to explore and play time; hip-hop shuffle; straight time; moving the sixteenths; and more. The accompanying CD contains tracks for demonstration and play-along.
(Drum Play-Along). Play your favorite songs quickly and easily with the Drum Play-Along Series . Just follow the drum notation, listen to the audio to hear how the drums should sound, then play along using the separate backing tracks. The lyrics are also included for quick reference. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right. Includes: Bark at the Moon * Detroit Rock City * Living After Midnight * Panama * Rock You Like a Hurricane * Run to the Hills * Smoke on the Water * War Pigs (Interpolating Luke's Wall).
(Book). In this quintessential guide to both creating and facilitating drum circles, noted music therapist and drum circle facilitator Christine Stevens covers everything from key grooves and instrumentation, to the personal side of empowering people and creating transformational experiences through recreational drumming. Filled with practical tools, guidelines, principles, helpful hints, exercises, and even online play-along tracks, Stevens' book weaves into one resource the many key elements of what My Generation/AARP Magazine refers to as one of the country's "fastest growing holistic health trends." "Christine Stevens brings together the energy of her drum circle leadership and the healing power of her background in wellness to give us a very helpful book for drum circle leaders, teachers, recreation specialists, religious group leaders, health professionals, business people and amateur drummers." Dr. Will Schmid, MENC Past President and author, World Music Drumming "This book is a must for anyone involved in or interested in the drum circle movement from veterans to wanna-be facilitators." Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music Making and Wellness Movement What you'll learn: * The science of entrainment * The drum circle duality * How to advertise and set up your drum circle * Recommended drums and percussion instruments * Eight basic facilitation cues * Seven essential skills of facilitation * Making arrangements in-the-moment . Facilitation using a melody instrument * Creating sound-scapes with new drummers * How to cover the basics of hand drumming * Starting and maintaining the groove * Designing your program * Facilitating from a place of musical joy! . Creating metaphors and meaning
The Standard of Excellence Comprehensive Band Method Books 1 and 2 combine a strong performance-centered approach with music theory, music history, ear training, listening composition, improvisation, and interdisciplinary and multicultural studies. The result is the most complete band method available anywhere.
Drummer's Guide to Fills is designed to expand drumming vocabulary by teaching fills all drummers can use to add excitement to different sections of a song, or even use as the building blocks of a solo. Learning how to play fills is not enough; drummers need to know when and where to play them. This book offers a step-by-step approach to playing fills of varying lengths, as well as different approaches to resolving fills and returning to the groove. Learn fills in many styles, from rock to funk to jazz, plus a "melodic" approach to fills that allows further embellishment on basics. For those looking to move beyond the simple basics of groove playing, this book will get you there. A CD demonstrating the musical examples is included.
(Berklee Guide). Play jazz with tremendous facility and authentic vocabulary. Learn to develop your own sound, perform a wide variety of essential jazz time feels, and improvise dynamic fills and solos, taught in the tradition of Alan Dawson and other Berklee luminaries of drum education. This approach to jazz drumming presents a unique blend of four-way coordination, comping vocabulary, and soloing/improvisation concepts, infused with world rhythms. It will help you to develop a deep, practical understanding of how to play jazz drums, and to develop your own personal sound and style. You will learn to: * Deepen your sense of swing and overall timing * Understand the ride cymbal's critical role in jazz time-keeping * Apply the rudimental language of jazz * Develop your independence, via some of the great Alan Dawson's signature exercises and "The Rudimental Ritual" * Play brushes and brush patterns * Improvise captivating drum set solos * Incorporate world rhythms into jazz * Read and interpret drum charts
An in-depth study (324 pages) of all the percussion instruments, rhythms and song styles of Afro-Cuban music, along with their applications to the drumset. Detailed technical studies of each instrument are presented along with notations of many rhythm styles. The entire rhythm section (parts for bass, piano, horn section, string section, tres, and guitar) is also studied in detail. The book comes with online audio that includes performances of each percussion instrument, drumset, all rhythm section instruments, as well as examples of all musical styles with full instrumentation in score form.
(Fast Track Music Instruction). This pack provides both the original FastTrack book/online audio along with an instructional DVD, making learning to play drums easier and faster than ever before! Audio tracks available for download or streaming using the unique code printed inside each book.